Monday, April 20, 2009

My Reveal

My second book, a sequel to THE BODY FINDER, just got an enthusiastic thumbs-up from my agent, which means that it's now off to my editor at HarperCollins.

And my big reveal? The moment you've all been waiting for...well, no, probably none of you, but here it is anyway...

The title of book two: DESIRES OF THE DEAD

Up next: Much celebration, a trip to Costco to restock on supplies, and back to the grindstone...because that's how I roll!

23 comments:

Patti said...

Great title. Looking forward to the first book.

Lisa and Laura said...

Congratulations! And nice title. So jealous. We still haven't figured out our title issues just yet...

Tabitha said...

Great title! And congrats on the big thumbs up!! :)

Batman Forever said...

Congratulations. Costco is the perfect way to celebrate. Make sure you get a frozen yogurt on the way out.

Alea said...

How exciting!

Lenore said...

YAY - that's a big milestone!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh wow, that's so awesome. Congrats and I love the title too. :)

-Lauren

Michelle Zink said...

Congratulations, Kimberly!

I LOVE the new title!
:D

PurpleClover said...

whooohooo!!!

Buy a bottle of champagne at costco while you're at it.

Boy this is a great day for news huh? I wish I had a manuscript on submission somewhere!! lol. I need to finish mine. ;)

Christy Raedeke said...

I would like to point out how very difficult it is to get the "enthusiastic two thumbs up" from agent Laura Rennert! She might be tougher than any editor.

Congrats, must feel great to be able to visit Costo unburdened by book two!

Love the title.

Shelli said...

congrads!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Very cool! Have fun at Costco :^)

Kimberly Derting said...

LiLa - I really just stole a line from the book. (Spoiler: I'm not that clever!)

Betsy - No FroYo, but I did make Josh take me out to lunch!!

Purple - From your word count, you're not so far away...you'll get there!!!!

And, yeah, Christy, I was giddy after I got her email (it was a huge relief to her stamp of approval!). *sigh*

Kelsey said...

Whooooo! I am so excited for you! It's an amazing title! i had no idea there would be a sequel!

Now if we can just get the The Body Finder cover . . . :)

Heidi said...

Congrats!!! Doing the happy dance over here for you! How exciting to discover you're not just a one-hit wonder, eh? :)

Little Ms J said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for all my friends here on blogspot today!

Leigh said...

oooooooooooooooooh....very very awesome title! Can't you take your nose from the grindstone and do a wee bit o'celebrating???

KK said...

Costco? Geez, I hope champagne is on that list of supplies!

Katie said...

Wow! So cool! Can't wait to read these!!!!!!!!

Crystal said...

Hi Kimberly,

Just found your blog! Congratulations on your new title!
I was reading your past posts on getting published & how you found your agent. I must say, it was truly inspiring. Thanks so much for detailing your experience at BEA. It's in New York this year, and I was debating on whether or not to go to the Pitch Slam. But after reading your story, I'm REALLY thinking about going!

Kimberly Derting said...

Hi Crystal! I thought it was a great experience (obviously!), and a good way to stand out from a pile a query letters sitting in an already overfilled inbox. I'm so glad that I decided to do it, I really think it made all the difference! Let me know what you decide, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you go.

Crystal said...

I will definitely let you know, Kimberly! Thanks!

Btw, would you believe the date of the Expo, May 27th , also happens to be my birthday? So I may make this a gift to myself!

Kimberly Derting said...

Crystal, what a great b-day gift!